Poll Finds Little Change In Race For Governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A new Ohio Poll found little change in the support for Gov. Bob Taft (pictured, top right) or Democratic challenger Tim Hagan (pictured, bottom right) for the Nov. 5 election.

The poll -- sponsored by the University of Cincinnati -- found that 55 percent of Ohio voters support Taft, a Republican, compared with 32 percent for Hagan. An April Ohio poll found Taft leading 60 percent to 31 percent.

The university surveyed 619 registered voters by telephone between June 17 and Sunday. The poll's margin of error was plus-or-minus four percentage points.

Among other statewide executive races, the poll found support for Republicans greater than that of Democrats, except in the race for treasurer. The poll found that race a statistical tie between Republican incumbent Joseph Deters and Democratic challenger Mary Boyle.

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